06/20/2013 4:03PM

DRF Breeding Standout: Half-sister to Paddy O’Prado wins debut at Churchill


Untapable, a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Paddy O’Prado, looked the part in her career debut Thursday afternoon at Churchill Downs, vying for the lead through the first three furlongs before drawing clear to win by a length under Rosie Napravnik.

The 2-year-old Tapit filly, a Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred trained by Steve Asmussen, covered 5 1/2 furlongs in 1:04.35 on a fast main track and earned a Beyer Speed Figure of 75.

Untapable is out of the Grade 2-winning Prized mare Fun House, who has four winners out of five foals to race. Her second foal, Paddy O’Prado, won five of 14 starts and earned $1,721,297 in three seasons of racing. All of his wins came in graded stakes, topped by the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes; he also ran third in the 2010 Kentucky Derby. Paddy O’Prado, a son of El Prado, entered stud at B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., last year.

Fun House is a half-sister to Grade 2 winner Early Flyer. Untapable’s second dam, Bistra, is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner, millionaire, and sire Olympio, Grade 2 winner Call Now, and stakes winner Your Call.

Tapit currently ranks eighth on the North American general sire list. The son of Pulpit stands at Antony Beck’s Gainesway in Lexington for an advertised fee of $125,000.